Have you ever had so much you wanted to say that you didn’t know where to start? I’m at that point. Like in everyone else’s life, I’ve had a lot going on offline.
I’m rocking NaNo! Up to 27K, and I have a clean house, fed children, and a non-neglected husband. My mood has suffered for it though. I’ve found myself sleep-deprived, quick to annoy, and easily flustered. As such, my Red Bull reliance has drastically increased. You know it’s bad when my husband buys me a 20oz can before we go out for a family lunch.
Despite the mood swings, I’ve done a lot of thinking. My husband and I have a wonderful relationship. Yesterday was his birthday. I dropped off my children at daycare and he and I went out on a date. I think I was more excited than he was. We did boring stuff like have an uninterrupted conversation, eat our meal without fending off tiny hands, and take a nap in the middle of the day.
This celebration of life comes three days after I hear the news that my cousin’s love of her life died. Chris Knudson wasn’t much older than my husband and I. His unfortunate death happened while my cousin was away on a trip. My heart cries for her. Though they had never married, he made her happy, made her laugh, and their time together was well cherished. It was something she needed. They knew the damages each had suffered before going into the relationship, and they loved and accepted each other regardless.
This mortality reminder makes me appreciate my husband even more. Next month, it’ll have been 10 years since our first date. He is all I could ever ask for, and I have him here in my life to celebrate with me.
Hug your loved ones today. Tell them how much you care. You never know when life might take a turn.